Coping With Past Child Abuse

Many victims of child abuse carry the burden of a dark shadow lingering in their thought, well in to their adulthood. This holds true even if the abuse took place decades ago. The bitter truth is that the trauma and suffering caused by child abuse doesn’t end with the abuse itself. It stays on, for a long time, causing more physical and mental issues. What is worse about child abuse is that it is very usual to occur at home, or by a person whom everyone around us places a lot of trust on. It is very difficult to forget. Not everyone who was victim to some sort of abuse show symptoms later on in life, but many carry their bad experience well in to their future. This in turn manifests signs of psychological problems such as depression, or even physiological issues such as obesity. If you are suffering with such tragic consequences, it is important to deal with them sooner rather than later.

Express yourself

Talk it out. It will hurt, but re play all of those painful memories in your head, if you want closure. You can resort to individual or group counselling services or simply talk to someone whom you are comfortable with. Another option is to put every single thought on paper. Write it all down. Write down even the minute of details that you can remember. Do this over and over again, with every memory that pops up. Just get it out of your system.

Be honest with the doctor

Be it a professional clinical psychologist whom you are seeing because of your depression, or a neurologist because of your persistent headaches, tell them everything. Knowledge about past abuse can be a game changer when it comes to treatment. If you are not satisfied with your psychiatrist or doctor, move on and look for someone who works for you.

Educate yourself

Read about child abuse as much as you can. Read inspirational stories as to how certain individuals successfully cope with past abuse. Know your triggers. Postpartum depression is a whole other subject, but there are studies that show postpartum depression also worsens manifestations of previous abusive experiences. Studies also link breast feeding to rekindling of such unpleasant memories.

Rethink your coping strategies

Watch yourself as to what you do when a painful memory of the abuse you experienced pops up. Do you go looking for a cigarette? Do you open the fridge and pull out the biggest ice cream tub available? Over eating, alcohol, smoking, physically harming yourself are all considered to be ineffective coping strategies that lead to more problems in life. Try to train yourself with better coping strategies like; meditating, praying, drinking a glass of water and taking a walk etc.

Tips On What To Do When You’re “Burnt Out”

Being a young entrepreneur just starting out in the world of business can be both exciting and terrifying. Building your “empire” from scratch requires a lot of work, energy and sacrificing on a lot of things. The initial few years are definitely going to be tough to handle, as you’re definitely working more than your share, hardly keeping contact with your friends and family, and hardly getting enough sleep.

While these things can prove your dedication towards achieving your dreams, it can also eventually lead you to being burnt out. This unfortunately happens to a lot of young and eager entrepreneurs.

Always being exhausted, stressed out and feeling harassed, having no motivation or any interest to anything are all signs that you’re probably burnt out. If you need help falling asleep or if you’re finding it hard to concentrate on things, this too could be indications that you’ve “burnt out both ends of the candle”.

The result? Your business performances will obviously fall; but you may also lose friends and relationships due to it. It can also lead to many complicated health issues.

So what do you do if you feel that you’re burnt out?

Read on to find out…

Understand the root.

The main thing here, is understanding the root of your problem. What’s stressing you out? Are you not getting enough sleep? Is it the fast and energetic pace of your job that’s having you feeling harried? Ask yourself these questions and really think about the reason behind your burnt out feeling. Try to take the day off and really relax. Do what you loved doing before, but you hardly have time for now. Read a book, go dancing…go get a Thai massage if you feel that’ll help you relax!

Take yourself out of the chaos.

Even the best Thai massage on Earth isn’t going to do you any good if your phone is constantly “pinging” reminding you of your work. If you decided to take a break, then go all for it. Take the day off to spend it exclusively with your family. Switch off your phone and go visit a friend. The present world’s communication technology definitely makes it easy to be at work, even when you’re not at work. But this isn’t always a good idea. Keep your phone away when you feel like you can’t take it anymore. If you can manage it, go on a weekend or week-long vacation to truly relax your body and mind.

Steps you can take to avoid future burn-outs.

Get. Enough. Sleep.

We cannot stress on it hard enough. Sleep helps your mind relax and rejuvenates your body. Research shows that an adult is supposed to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep. Try to get the maximum by cutting down on those late night projects. Eat well and keep your body in good condition. Exercise and keep in touch with your friends and family. Don’t keep your phone next to you when you’re at home or trying to sleep. Those emails can wait until you finish eating. In fact, allocating a specific time of the day only to check your emails can definitely reduce the stress.

But mostly, leant to listen to your body and mind; learn when enough is enough.

Tips On What To Do When You’re “Burnt Out”

Being a young entrepreneur just starting out in the world of business can be both exciting and terrifying. Building your “empire” from scratch requires a lot of work, energy and sacrificing on a lot of things. The initial few years are definitely going to be tough to handle, as you’re definitely working more than your share, hardly keeping contact with your friends and family, and hardly getting enough sleep.

While these things can prove your dedication towards achieving your dreams, it can also eventually lead you to being burnt out. This unfortunately happens to a lot of young and eager entrepreneurs.

Always being exhausted, stressed out and feeling harassed, having no motivation or any interest to anything are all signs that you’re probably burnt out. If you need help falling asleep or if you’re finding it hard to concentrate on things, this too could be indications that you’ve “burnt out both ends of the candle”.

The result? Your business performances will obviously fall; but you may also lose friends and relationships due to it. It can also lead to many complicated health issues.

So what do you do if you feel that you’re burnt out?

Read on to find out…

Understand the root.

The main thing here, is understanding the root of your problem. What’s stressing you out? Are you not getting enough sleep? Is it the fast and energetic pace of your job that’s having you feeling harried? Ask yourself these questions and really think about the reason behind your burnt out feeling. Try to take the day off and really relax. Do what you loved doing before, but you hardly have time for now. Read a book, go dancing…go get a Thai massage if you feel that’ll help you relax!

Take yourself out of the chaos.

Even the best Thai massage on Earth isn’t going to do you any good if your phone is constantly “pinging” reminding you of your work. If you decided to take a break, then go all for it. Take the day off to spend it exclusively with your family. Switch off your phone and go visit a friend. The present world’s communication technology definitely makes it easy to be at work, even when you’re not at work. But this isn’t always a good idea. Keep your phone away when you feel like you can’t take it anymore. If you can manage it, go on a weekend or week-long vacation to truly relax your body and mind.

Steps you can take to avoid future burn-outs.

Get. Enough. Sleep.

We cannot stress on it hard enough. Sleep helps your mind relax and rejuvenates your body. Research shows that an adult is supposed to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep. Try to get the maximum by cutting down on those late night projects. Eat well and keep your body in good condition. Exercise and keep in touch with your friends and family. Don’t keep your phone next to you when you’re at home or trying to sleep. Those emails can wait until you finish eating. In fact, allocating a specific time of the day only to check your emails can definitely reduce the stress.

But mostly, leant to listen to your body and mind; learn when enough is enough.